I am currently taking a Photzy.com photo class and have not used my camera in Manuel mode in YEARS... Actually, the last time I used manual mode I was in high school, 20+ years ago. So to say I am a little rusty is an understatement. All that being said, I am following their instructions to a T to get a manual mode photo with the correct exposure, and am getting a very dark image. I tried to reach out to them, but of course they say this is proven to take a good photo, there must be something that is not set right on my camera. I have no idea what it could be, Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated
The attached photo was taken with the settings I was told to use:
In a room with plenty of natural light
Shooting Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Matrix
Aperture setting: f 5.6
Shutter Speed: I am using the exposure meter and setting it to 0.
All of this SHOULD give me a good photo, correct? Well, I am getting a very dark image. Could there be another setting on my camera that is not set up correctly?
A little but about the room... white walls, wall of 2 sets of sliding glass doors to the West (behind me when I am taking the photo) One set of sliding glass doors to the east. 1:30 pm. High vaulted ceilings, sunny day outside.